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ViP622/ViP722 - L6.18 Software Experiences/Bugs Discussion

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Ron Barry, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Mar 20, 2009 #61 of 124

    ehb224 Legend

    Apr 3, 2008
    One thing that I notice is different and conspicuous in it's absence is under the broadband setup menu. It no longer has the options for setting up the sling guide but is back to what it was before that option was offered
  2. Mar 21, 2009 #62 of 124

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    That's weird. I haven't got L6.18, but they just loaded L6.03 on my ViP612 this week which added it, so I signed both boxes up.
  3. Mar 21, 2009 #63 of 124

    tnsprin Hall Of Fame

    Mar 15, 2003
    The other options (even under L6.17) only showup during the sling activation, and then go away.
  4. Mar 21, 2009 #64 of 124

    ehb224 Legend

    Apr 3, 2008
    Ihave been signed up and activated for sling since the beta started and mine only went away with this update!:confused:
  5. Mar 22, 2009 #65 of 124

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    I have a few Dish Pass timers for show that can appear on different channels. Previously, the event on Universal HD or SciFi HD would be skipped as a duplicate event of a blacked out event on the 55xx channel. It no longer skips the 94xx channel event.
  6. Mar 22, 2009 #66 of 124

    notyours New Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    I have a 622 with L6.18 and it just started acting up. It will turn off at random times. Yesterday, I was on my laptop with the tv on in the background and it turned off. I thought it was the auto shutoff, so I thought nothing of it and turned it back on. But just now it turned off for a second, turned back on, off, and back on again.

    I don't know if this is related to the newest software or if my unit is going out, but any help would be appreciated.

  7. Mar 23, 2009 #67 of 124

    teddy Mentor

    Jun 9, 2006
    I can confirm this on my 622 (L6.18). The HDMI test on the diagnosis analysis screen now reports my TV as supporting format 1080p24. My TV is a Pioneer Kuro 151.

    Unfortunately, I still do not pass the test to download 1080p movies.
  8. Mar 23, 2009 #68 of 124

    JSIsabella AllStar

    Oct 20, 2006

    It happened again last night at about 10:15 PM EDT. I was watching one recorded program, and another program was recording from OTA. The screen just went blank and all functions stopped. I tried PIP swap. Nothing. A power switch restart brought it back, but now I have lost about 5 minutes of the OTA recording. It is just annoying.

    Any ideas? Thanks for the help.

  9. Mar 23, 2009 #69 of 124

    daven42 New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    I have noticed this on a couple of my OTA channels in Philadelphia. It is probably not the receiver. It's the station itself broadcasting an empty carrier. I have a Sony LCD TV with an OTA tuner hooked up to the same outside antenna as my Dish 722 receiver. When I switch over to the TV OTA tuner when this happens on the receiver, I get the same error--plenty of signal strength but no watchable signal. This has happened on 35-1 and 2 (PBS) and 12-1,2, and 3 (also PBS) but not recently. When it's back on the TV, it's back on the 722 as well. This was always very early in the morning. I think they were running tests on their digital transmitters.

    Another check is to go to the Dish digital channel assignment for the same station. If it's blank as well, it has to be the broadcast station itself.
  10. Mar 23, 2009 #70 of 124
    Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    I did, and I just started a thread about it before coming here. Going the EPG restores the program you were watching live and you can rewind the live buffer to see what you missed. Yes I was recording another channel on the other tuner at the time.
  11. Mar 24, 2009 #71 of 124

    Bradtothebone Godfather

    Aug 11, 2003
    We had a wierd thing happen with our 722 last night (it's been on L618 for a few days). Everytime you would get an info banner or Caller ID banner, it wouldn't time out on its own - you would have to manually cancel it. After a reboot, all is well. Wierd, but not a big deal.

  12. Mar 24, 2009 #72 of 124

    ZBoomer Icon

    Feb 21, 2008
    Hmm, I detect some mischief in your tone? lol

    I'm still at 6.17, so maybe I WILL post my sysinfo screen. :D

    On a positive note, all firmware upgrades are fully discussed and hashed out before I get them, so I know what to expect, hah.
  13. Mar 24, 2009 #73 of 124

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    For the record got L6.18 today. Hard reboot. Don't see anything different.
  14. Mar 25, 2009 #74 of 124

    HobbyTalk Hall Of Fame

    Jul 14, 2007
    6.18 has seemed to make things worse on my 622. for the most part the only problems I had with 6.17 was an audio drop on OTA channels maybe once or twice a night. I am now getting audio drops much more freq. and it is happening on both OTA and sat channels.

    I am also now getting the "yellow" screen which I never had before.

    Now if I am recording an OTA channel (which has a weak signal) and watching something else, I will get the "lost sat" warning screen.... even if the 2nd tuner is not tuned to that OTA channel. That never happened before.
  15. Mar 25, 2009 #75 of 124

    Henry Retired Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Pine, CO
    I reported here that my 622 had recieved L6.18 during the night of 3/18. No surprises yet. I can't tell the difference between it and L6.17.
  16. Mar 26, 2009 #76 of 124

    Bill_K Cool Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    I experienced this 'delay' problem with my 622 just this morning...first time I've seen it. Perhaps this occurs only on similar vintage receivers?

    Also new - close to the end of a program I decided to set a timer to record all new events for that show, but the timer was actually set for the show that followed. It started recording that show, but the program did not appear in the recording menu....it kept recording that show and the show after...there was no way to stop the recording...had to do a soft reset.

    Firmware L618
  17. Mar 27, 2009 #77 of 124
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Looks like L618 start spooling for ALL 622/722 last night.
  18. Mar 28, 2009 #78 of 124

    ZBoomer Icon

    Feb 21, 2008
    Yeah, I finally got it, over two weeks after it started going out. Love knowing I'm on the LAST page of receivers to get updates. :mad:
  19. Mar 28, 2009 #79 of 124
    Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    As far as I can tell ZBoomer, there is no fixed order and it changes from releases to release.
  20. Mar 30, 2009 #80 of 124

    bort269 Cool Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    OMG The Simpsons tonight was unwatchable!!

    I thought this was fixed when I had gotten the 6.16 update, but tonight I watched it taped and it was horrible!

    pixelation, audio drops, terrible!

    I then watched the next simpsons live (well, the last 10 minutes) and it was just as bad... so unlike before this was a problem LIVE as well.

    I'm in Seattle, did anyone else have this problem?

    I checked my signal strength and am at >72 on both dishes, so it's not that...

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